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Lancaster nostalgia: Help preserve future of Settle Museum

Barry Forster takes a look at the history of the Folly Museum in Settle and why it urgently needs support

Since 1987, thousands of people have enjoyed The Dukes outdoor productions such as last year's awardwining version of The Hobbit.

Going behind the scenes at Lancaster Dukes’ outdoor production Treasure Island

This summer will be 30 years since The Dukes first began taking over Williamson Park with its walkabout shows.

Bexi Owen.

Morecambe singer’s charity to use power of music

Keep your mind on music! That’s the message from a Morecambe jazz singer who has set up a charity to show how music and sound can help with chronic illness.


Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

TV and Film
Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

Eating Out
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Royal Doulton figures an ideal gift for Mother’s Day

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at Royal Doulton figures...

Granny Hutchinson pictured in the apron in Heysham village.

Nostalgia: Heysham Granny’s nettle drink

With its breath-taking views across Morecambe bay, Heysham village has been a long go-to destination.

Morecambe will host its first Goth night at the Winter Gardens. Picture by Bryan Thompson

Goth night coming to Morecambe

A Morecambe theatre will host its first Goth night celebrating alternative music and dress sense.

Theatre and Comedy
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

New documentary features our Eric

A new Morecambe and Wise two-part documentary series featuring previously unseen pictures of the famous duo will be shown over the Easter weekend.

Folk duo Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Folk duo bring their music to Morecambe

A folk duo who have toured together since 1986 will be bringing their musical friendship to Morecambe.

Participants took to the Lancaster canal to complete the Age UK Lancashire 25 miles Canoe Challenge

Age UK's Canoe Challenge

Brave participants took to the Lancaster canal to complete the Age UK Lancashire 25 miles Canoe Challenge, all to raise money to support vulnerable older people.

A misty view of Lake Windemere from Waterhead

Travel review: The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

A good hotel should be a treat, and the Waterhead Hotel at the top of Lake Windermere in Ambleside always manages to live up to both parts of that equation.

Bruce Crowther at St John's Church in Lancaster where he is setting up the Fig Tree, formally situated in Garstang

Lancaster events to mark the slave trade’s abolishment

The FIG Tree is the world’s first International Fair Trade Centre, founded in the world’s first Fair Trade Town, Garstang.

Paul Pritchard and Steve Monks attempt to climb the Totem Pole on Tasmania's Tasman Peninsula. Eighteen years after an acident at the same place that nearly killed Paul. The aftermath of the accident left him with hemiplegia, which means he has little feeling
or movement in the right side of this body. Picture by Matthew Netwon.

Brave new heights in Lancaster adventure films

Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident left him partially paralysed, British climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole, in Tasmania, to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

Kate and Peter Caruana, known as Bonkers Clutterbucks with their time machine inspired by the Standfast clock tower. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Hundreds go behind the wall at Lancaster factory

Hundreds of people have been visiting Lancaster City Museum to discover what’s Behind The Wall of one of the city’s factories.

Hest Bank gym instructor to dance in London show

Hest Bank gym instructor to dance in London show

A local dance teacher and fitness instructor is returning to her roots by taking part in a star-studded show in London.

The Stone Jetty , Morecambe.

Book now for bird wildlife walk along Morecambe prom

A wildlife walk along Morecambe promenade takes place this Saturday (March 18) from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Booths recipe - parmesan crusted lamb

RECIPE: Roast Herdwick Lamb with a Parmesan crust

Booths is the only supermarket to stock the Cumbrian speciality Herdwick Lamb.

Eating Out
Macbeth will be performed at The Dukes from March 22-25. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Toil and trouble in fresh take on Macbeth play

A female Macbeth and male witches appear in a fresh retelling of the Scottish play by The Dukes Young Actors this spring.

Theatre and Comedy
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